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22 Jun 2019

Lukashenko: Let’s fight for the title of the most powerful country through sport

Lukashenko: Let’s fight for the title of the most powerful country through sport

MINSK, 22 June (BelTA) – It is necessary to fight for the title of the most powerful country only at sport venues. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the relevant statement during the solemn opening ceremony of the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 on 22 June, BelTA has learned.

The head of state said: “Let’s work together to move all the modern political battles to sport venues for the benefit of mankind. Let’s fight for the title of the most powerful country only through sport.”

The head of state noted that it is a great honor and a great responsibility for every athlete to represent his or her country at the European Games. He stressed that their victory would become a national legacy while personal records would become a matter of pride of the entire nation.

“All of us together, residents of 50 countries participating in the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 would genuinely admire winners, rejoice for those, who deserve to get the medals, congratulate them and thank them for emotions caused by bright performances. Such moments unite nations, which means the great Olympic mission of presenting an arena for peaceful and honest rivalry of athletes and countries will always be of current interest and in demand,” the president was convinced.

 

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